Fall 2012 Transfer Students
Welcome to the Gator family!
We believe that you have chosen the best college to continue pursuing your academic and career goals, and we enthusiastically look forward to welcoming you to the campus.
We are planning an exciting and informative orientation program beginning with move-in on Saturday, August 25, 2012. Our orientation program is designed not only to be a tremendous learning experience, but a time to socialize with the 20 – 30 new transfer students who, like you, will be continuing their college careers at Allegheny. Along with learning how to navigate your way around campus, you will meet faculty and administrators, and have fun meeting new friends. This is a tremendous opportunity to prepare for a successful transition to Allegheny College.
Frequently Asked Questions
(questions actually asked by recent transfer students!)
- Will I live with a new first year student?
- Will I have to go through the same Orientation program as new first year students?
- What is FS 102 and is it required?
- If I’m worried about the academic transition from my previous college to Allegheny, who can I talk to?
- How many credits can I transfer in?
Will I live with a new first year student?
When you fill out the Housing Form (found on the Important Forms page), you should indicate that you are a transfer student and whether or not you would like to live with an upperclass or new Allegheny student. Residence Life works hard to honor these requests.
Will I have to go through the same Orientation program as the new first year students?
Many programs will be helpful for both first time and transferring students, but you will have programs designed just for you as a transfer student. Your first opportunity to connect with your fellow transfers will be Sunday morning at the transfer student and family breakfast reception.
What is FS 102 and is it required?
While new first year students will take FS 101 this fall, you will be enrolled in FS 102 for transfer students. It is required for graduation and your FS class will have only transfer students in it. The FS program encourages careful listening and reading, thoughtful speaking and writing, critical thinking, and reflective academic planning. Students develop communication and research skills useful for generating, exploring, defending, and challenging ideas.
If I’m worried about the academic transition from my previous college to Allegheny, who can I talk to?
Besides talking with your FS 102 advisor and Peer Leaders (former transfer students themselves) during Orientation, the staff members in the Learning Commons are available all summer and throughout the academic year to answer any questions you might have about the academic workload at Allegheny and how to best prepare for it. There are plenty of resources on campus to assist you with writing, reading comprehension, study skills, time management, and any other academic support you may need as a student here.
How many credits can I transfer in?
You can transfer up to 64 credits in to Allegheny. Make sure your previous institution sends your final transcript to Allegheny’s Registrar’s Office so they can have your transfer equivalency report ready when you speak with your advisor to schedule classes.
If you have any additional questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (814) 332-2898.